Draftee con­tracts ‘ridicu­lous’

NT News - - SPORT -

BRIS­BANE coach Chris Fa­gan says it is “bor­der­line ridicu­lous’’ that top AFL draft picks have to make life-chang­ing con­tract de­ci­sions so early in their ca­reers.

Out-of-con­tract Lions key for­ward Josh Schache is re­port­edly be­ing shopped to Mel­bourne clubs by his man­age­ment for an al­leged deal of about $3.5 mil­lion over five years.

Schache, 19, is only 23 games into his senior ca­reer af­ter be­ing taken at pick No.2 in the 2015 draft.

He has been dropped for tonight’s clash with Ade­laide at the Gabba af­ter poor form in the past month left Bris­bane with no choice but to send him back to the NEAFL.

Fa­gan said the ini­tial con­tracts for first-round draft picks should be ex­tended from the cur­rent two-year deals to three or four years.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.